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Album Review

Truth in advertising, Too Hard to Swallow is UGK before they got funked up, grinding over some minimal, hard beats that aren't as complementary to their delivery as the smoother production they would later favor. Still, thanks to members Bun B and Pimp C's ability to write memorable rhymes, the album — which repeats some tracks from their impossible to find indie release The Southern Way — is a winner with three mammoth singles so important to the UGK story. "Something Good" puts a crooked beat under Rufus' most popular number, "Use Me Up" tells its pissed-off tale over a Bill Withers sample, and "Pocket Full of Stones" is a classic tale of crack rocks, Cadillacs, and making bail. The mucho macho "Cramping My Style" is a fan favorite with "hump and dump" lyrics that didn't really play nice with radio, and the snide "I'm So Bad" is a great example of how well Pimp C can offend and amuse at the same time. While most will prefer the Kingz' later sound, this is some fans' favorite album thanks to its unforgiving punch and visceral, controversial, cop-killer lyrics.

Customer Reviews

\+/ Classic \+/

This album is probably one of the greatest UGK albums around, and i like pretty much every track on it. If your thinking, "oh.. well.. idk if i should buy it cuz i might not like.." BUY IT RIGHT NOW! because this is classic stuff from '92. Anyways.. here's a track review. 1. Something good: Good opening, has no cuss words in it which is ok, and it has a great beat. 4/5 2. Use me up: Good song, but gets boring after a while. 3/5 3. Pocket full of stones: Awesome classic! I love how they share the verses of it. Tight beat. 5/5 4. Short texas: A sickk song.. probably one of the best on the album. I love how it's Bun-B themed.. well kinda. 5/5 5. Cocaine in the back of the ride: Seriously awesome, catchy tune, great beat, really funky. Love it. 5/5 6. Too hard to swallow: Good, but is kinda repetitive. I like how it is calming though. 4/5 7. Cramping my style: AWESOME!! Sickk funky beat! Love it. 5/5 8. Feel like im the one who's doing dope: Pretty good, i like the beat alot. 4.5/5 9. I'm so bad: Really messed up, but hilarious. I love the beat and the background music. Really sets a theme. 5/5 10. Trill A*s N****a: Really awesome!! Catchy, cool lyrics. 5/5 11. 976-Bun-B: Awesome song! I like how it's short and Bun-B themed. 4.5/5 12. Something Good (Remix): Really awesome funky tune. Love it. I just wish that they would use different lyrics, but great tune. 5/5


you should really buy this album because i said you should. i know what youre thinking, should i buy this or not because i was looking at it and its really been on my mind and i have to read these comments to see what everyone else is saying. just buy it cuz its the greatest ever. its really classic stuff because my comment holds so much weight. i am really a huge hip hop/rap critic so i know my comment will be invaluable to your decision. but i know youre still like i dont know though, even though this guy is telling me to get it...i still dont know if ill like it....just get it anyway. ok so here is a review. 1 something good. the opening is good and there are no cuss words so you can definitely not feel bad about riding to church with this on. 2 use me up. good song but it gets boring....even though i went on to tell you how great the album is and how classic, ill still downplay a song and contradict myself by saying its good and bad at the same time. 3 pocket full of stones. what a classic here!!! smiley face. really super cool. 4 short texas. this is another super great song. it is soooooo bun themed which i love....wait kinda love actually a little wait i like it lot, but just a little bit. 5 cocaine in the back of the ride. seriously dope and catchy and cool and really super and funky and awesome and gnarly and really really really cool. smiley face 6 too hard to swallow. really great song.....but not really cuz it is the same thing over and over again......its really calming especially when im trying to relax my mind when i have something in my mouth that is too hard to swallow. 7 cramping my style. super dee duper funkiliciousity beat 8 feel like im the one whos doing dope. good, but thats all i can really say because i used all my big words and expansive vocabulary on the other tracks. 9 im so bad. really messed up but so funny because funny messed up things are rapped about which make me laugh but wonder why i am because they are messed up. the background music really sets the theme...i know thats usually what music does in a song, but i favor stating the obvious. 10 trill a*s ni***a. there are three g's in ni***a thats why there are three asteriks...anyway really super cool. its catchy and really an ice cube hahahaha. 11 976 bun b. this is probably the most well thought review right here.....its really awesome and super. its a good song because its short and bun b themed. i know i already said that before and i cant tell you its themed by pimp c cuz i dont know his name....only bun. its really short though and thats why you should like it too. 12 something good. really super awesome funky. i love it. wish they use different lyrics other than the ones in the original, but i didnt know it was sampled from somewhere else so im again gonna say something ignorant. its still a good song even though i bashed it. IF YOU WRITE A REVIEW, PLEASE DONT. NOT JUST YOU, BUT EVERYONE WHO DOES THIS. IF YOU SCROLL TO THE TOP, THERE IS A REVIEW ALREADY. ITUNES WILL NOT HIRE YOU TO WRITE FOR THEM. IF YOU STILL INSIST.....HAVE SOME MORE INSIGHT THAN "SUPER GREAT AWESOME FUNKY SONG"...THAT TELLS ME NOTHING

Spring Branch, H-Town

Mannnn this brings back some good memories. Great album! Get it!


Formed: 1987 in Houston, TX

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Southern gangsta rappers Pimp C and Bun B formed UGK (aka Underground Kingz) in the late '80s and signed to Jive Records for their major-label debut album, 1992's Too Hard to Swallow. After second album Super Tight..., UGK hit the R&B charts with 1996's Ridin' Dirty, which ascended to the number two spot. Dirty Money followed in late 2001. Pimp C began serving at three-year...
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